Are you searching for things to do in County Durham? At Eric Knows, we are here to make finding things to do easy. We help you find events and places that suit all your extra needs such as wheelchair access, autism-friendly, or days out for the whole family!
One popular place in Durham is the Beamish Museum. The open-air museum allows you to experience an authentic northern history through interactive exhibitions, numerous artifacts, fully costumed staff, functional vehicles, and working machines. Beamish museums are proud to be autism and dementia-friendly with numerous events throughout the year specifically for people with autism or dementia. Although free wheelchair hire and a wheelchair accessible bus are available, some of the exhibitions are not entirely wheelchair friendly and are only viewable from a stepped access point.
For a family day out, Tweedle farm is the ideal place. With a small animals petting area, a baby barn, go-karts, indoor play area, and tractor rides, it is filled with fun-packed activities. Many of the paths, although some are stony, are wheelchair and pushchair friendly, and there is disabled car parking available.
Joe’s pond is also another family-friendly day out. Excellent habitat for lots of wildlife and the perfect place for bird watching, Joe’s pond also offers great accessibility. Paths are extremely usable for wheelchair and pushchair users and there is a raised boardwalk which makes it easier for all mobilities. You’ll discover a range of small mammals and a range of orchid species making it the perfect place for nature lovers.
For an energetic day out ROF 59 is the place to go. The activity centre based in Newton Aycliffe has 50 trampolines, foam pits, dodgeball court, adventure climbing walls, and many more fun things for you to do!
For more things to do in County Durham, take a look at our dedicated Durham page with full listings.